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really itching to hit the road.....

Today it is 9/13, the middle of September. The weather in Phoenix has dryed out a bit and cooled off and right around the corner, maybe about four weeks away, the temps will once again cool off to the point where many people would consider it nice to be here. Usually I am very happy to see this time of the year as it means things will pick up, the utility bills will go down, life will once again be more pleasant here. This year however - I JUST WANT OUT!!! Triggering this is the fact that two weeks ago we had a monster storm - monster for Phoenix, anyway - move through here with 100MPH winds and two inches of rain. I work as a server in an airport hotel and we lost power. I was unable to run a cashout, do my drop, close out a few checks, finish my side work responsibilities, all due to the power being out. Came into work a few days later facing a write up for "abandoning" my job - apparently, the managers thought I abandoned my job that night as these things did not get done - actually I left property at eleven thirty that night when I should have left by ten thirty. UPSHOT IS - I find myself sick of the day to day BS of urban life now, this really kind of triggered it, and ready for a new adventure. Today I applied for Coldfoot Camp in Alaska, which would be a radical change for me, would really shake things up in some ways in my life. Maybe just what I need. Anyhow, to anyone reading this, wish me luck, I really am ready to pack up and have an adventure....."Permanent" work is not all it is cracked up to be, not by a long shot. 40Rob

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Comment by akscootr on September 20, 2008 at 10:33am
I have tried several times to go to the "real" world and found out, again, that it is full of ^&*$. Just go...There are frustrations wherever you go but far less in the seasonal world. Alaska is a good place in the winter as well as summer... Girdwood, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Chena hot Springs, Coldfoot, etc... all have jobs that pay well. Alaska also has much less in the way of political correctness and the place is fantastically beautiful. One can be far more self-sufficient than in the lower 48 also....
Comment by Jason Kemple on September 18, 2008 at 11:53am
I know exactly how you feel - i'm only staying in my corporate job until i get my bonus next march (hey, i didnt work this whole year and go through this hell for nothing lol), and then i'm outta here... doing something, somewhere else, outside, no cubicles, just me and fresh air. I love fall and winter, but spring cant get here fast enough :-)
Comment by reggiecohen on September 13, 2008 at 10:53pm
yeah i know how u feel abouy perment work i cant stand being at one job for along time its drive me nuts
Comment by Keith Larson on September 13, 2008 at 5:07pm
Good luck with the job. Let us know how it turns out.

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